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colored people. for the naacp, colored comes in all colors, but there is one color in the rainbow that is almost diminished, and that is the black color. i want to thank the mayor or listening to those of us who've met with him to share our perspective on what we should do collectively and not in isolation to make sure we will not have another press conference to bemoan, complain,
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wine, cry -- whine, cry about this problem of violence. some do not like to hear this true statement, but the bible says ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. this community will never be free. we will never be liberated from this problem until all of our allies and our friends acknowledge that the epicenter of this problem comes from folk who look like me. i have presided over too many funerals. possibly more than any preacher in this town. persons who are not members of
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third baptist church. but we are gracious to let them have our facility, to accommodate them. i feel that we have something to shout about today. no stop and frisk. the mayor has said that. but the mentor of martin luther king said, "he or she who is behind in the race of life must run faster in order to catch up ." we do not have stop and frisk. in this city, we have to run faster to make sure there is not another death. we have to run fast, and make sure there are jobs. run fast to make sure there is education. run fast to make sure there is housing. run fast, so that we will love each other. this is what the naacp is
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committed to. a lot has been stated here. there was some great rhetoric, some terrific ideas and plans. but this is just like getting ready to drink a cup of coffee. you can have all of the cream, all of the coffee, all of the sugar, but, like maxwell house's slogan says, it will never be good until the last drop unless you stir it up, and you will be able to drink and say, "it is good until the last drop." the naacp will be starring you up to make sure that all we have said that is in this cup will be good to the last drop. >> thank you, reverend brown. think the mayor. think members of the press. thank you to the community and
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the board of supervisors. thank you for being here. god bless you. >> hello, i am with the san francisco parks department serious we are featuring some wonderful locations in your and very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special. we are here at the lovely and
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historic palace of fine arts, located in the bustling marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated along san francisco's waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. with its rotunda, columns, uncut the reflecting waters against the eucalyptus trees, it is one of the most romantic settings for special dates, and memorable proposals. it is also a perfect spot where you can relax with that special someone while listening to the water and fountain in the lagoon. beautiful to view from many locations, and inside is an ideal place to walk around with your loved ones.
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the palace is the most popular wedding location in the city park system. reservations for weddings and other events are available at shakespeares' guard and refers -- has plants referred to in shakespeare's plays and poems. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, shakespeares garden was designed in 1928 by the california spring blossom association. flowers and plants played an important part in shakespeares literary masterpieces. here is an enchanting and tranquil garden tucked away along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo
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your date. appreciate the beauty of its unique setting. the cherry tree, the brick walkways, the enchanting stones, the rustic sundial. chaired the bards'w ro -- share the bard's words. the garden is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, enjoy the sunshine and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare float you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. shakespeares garden is 8ada accessible. this park is located at the bottom of a hill. it is a secret garden with an
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infinite and captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, one block from the bottom of lombard street, it makes the top of our list for the most intimate picnic settings. avoid all tourist cars and parking hassles by hopping on the cable car. or the 30, 45, 41, or 91 bus. this garden was designed by a the landscape architect thomas church in 19 to -- 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed at this gem of a park. a lush oasis anchored by gazebosanchoreddekcs, -- gazebos, anchored by decks.
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this is the place to tell your family the love you share. reservations are available for this hidden gem. i am jamie hopper. until next time, don't forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations, or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair building. for any athletic fields and neighborhood parks, 831-5510. you can also write us. 501 san francisco, calif. 94117. or just walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more
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information and reach us at 3-6r7b8g good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, november 6, 2012. happy election day. i hope everyone has voted. madam clerk, could you please call the roll. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, present.
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supervisor campos, present. president chiu, present. supervisor chu, absent. supervisor cohen, present supervisor elsbernd, present. supervisor ferrell, present. supervisor kim, present. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague, present. supervisor wiener, present. supervisor chu, present. mr. president, all members are present. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have our october 2 board meeting minutes. a motion to approve those
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meetings? mar and avalos. those are approved. any communication? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications, mr. president. >> president chiu: and no consent agenda. go to our regular agenda. item one. >> clerk calvillo: ordinance amending the planning code radarring signage requirements for privately owned public spaces. item 1, supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor ferrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor al gi, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: the ordinance is finally passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 2 ordinance amending the administrative code to require the mayor's office of housing and the planning department to report to the board of supervisors every five years on
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the implementation of the affordable housing trust fund charter amendment. >> president chiu: same house, same call? this ordinance is passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 3, ordinance amending the planning code to allow for greater size and depth from the corner for limited commercial uses in the residential transit oriented mission district and making requisite findings. >> president chiu: same house same call. this ordinance is passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 4, ordinance amending the health code regarding bedbug infestation prevention, treatment disclosure and reporting. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this ordinance is passed. >> clerk calvillo: item 5, resolution responding to the presiding judge of the superior court on the findings and recommendations contained in the 2011-12 civil grand jury report, san francisco's city technology needs a culture shock and urging mayor to cause implementation of the accepted findings and recommendations to the development of the annual budget. >> president chiu: same house,
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same call. it's adopted. >> clerk calvillo: item 6, on the findings and recommendations contained in the 2011-12 civil grand jury report better muni service without switchbacks and vehicles into san francisco municipal transportation agency accepted findings and recommendations through the development of the annual budget. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 7. >> clerk calvillo: item 7, ordinance amending the administrative code to authorize prepayment of jobs -- of the job housing linkage program for developments on certain port lands. >> president chiu: supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you, colleagues. as many of you know our office has been working with the port on this legislation to create a mechanism that will allow the port and the mayor's office and housing to work collaboratively to develop affordable housing on port property where the public trust has been lifted. assemblyman tom ammiano a bill
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to allow 3221 to be lifted from the public trust and be used potentially for non-trust uses, including affordable housing. and this ordinance would allow the port to sell -- below or -- market rate in exchange for receiving credits for jobs housing linkage feeds. the port would be authorized to use these credits to prepay authorization for private development on portland. the city would create an opportunity to see development on the waterfront and given the port flexibility in our jobs housing partnership obligations. would love your support today. thank you. >> president chiu: any further discussion? colleagues, can we do this same house, same call? passed on the same reading. why don't we skip over our 3 pm special orders and go to our committee reports, item 12.
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>> clerk calvillo: 12 through 15 were considered by the budget and finance at a special meeting on november 1, 2012 and forwarded to the board as committee reports. item 12 was amended, an ordinance amending the business and tax regulation code to prevent the payroll tax exclusion for small businesses 2012-15 from terminating in the event the voters passed a gross receipts tax. >> supervisor farrell: this is cleanup legislation to the small business payroll legislation we passed earlier. it was drafted before the gross receipts or proposition e language was drafted. this is to clean it up. it would have terminated on passage of proposition e that will be decided upon today and we obviously like all other payroll tax exemptions and incentives that we have passed wanted to phase in as the gross receipts phases in, in san francisco. this legislation accomplishes that phase-in period and i hope to have your support.
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>> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. i will be supporting this legislation. i didn't support the stand-alone measure a few months back because it was a complete separate item from our gross receipts tax that was moving forward. before it was actually fully drafted. since this measure is instant tri cay connected to the phase-in period anticipated in our gross receipts tax it makes sense that we look at -- i will be supporting it. it makes sense that i support in context of providing incentives for small businesses that also have been crafted into our gross receipts tax measure. so i will be supporting it. thank the sponsor. >> president chiu: further discussion? same house, same call? this ordinance is passed on the first reading. >> clerk calvillo: item 13, resolution approving real property located at 1515 eefns avenue and new hall street for purchase price of 15 million. >> president chiu: same house,
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same call. this resolution is adopted. next item. >> clerk calvillo: item 14, resolution authorizing the director of the mayor's office of housing to execute a local operating subsidy program grant agreement with 220 golden gate master tenant for formerly homeless senior adults for the period of december 1, 2012 to november 30, 2027 in amount not to exceed 18.4 million. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 15. >> clerk calvillo: resolution retroactively authorizing the department of the environment to accept and expend a grant in the amount of 2.977 million to continue energy use and demand reduction through energy efficiency program in the city for the period of october 15, 2012 through december 31, 2012. >> president chiu: this resolution is adopted. next item. >> clerk calvillo: mr. president, next item is roll call for introductions. >> president chiu: let's go to roll call. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor
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ferrell. supervisor carmen chu. i wanted to adjourn in the memory of -- she died yesterday at age 87, spent world war ii and was imprisoned in the prison camp. she moved to the u.s. and then san francisco in 1952. her husband and she opened emerald cleaners. she will be missed by her daughters, and her many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. thank you. >> clerk calvillo: thank you. supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: today i'm introducing three companion pieces of legislation, culminating from about a year's worth of work, to modernize how san francisco regulates the food truck industry in our city. this legislation is aimed at striking a balance between the
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needs to promote innovation and entrepreneurship while protecting our brick and mortar restaurants as well as school lunch programs. the food scene in san francisco is important to encourage diversity and food trucks are a key part of this culture. they provide new and interesting kinds of food, fletionibility, great opportunity for new entrepreneurs and we see many young people, women and immigrants able to enter the food industry through the food truck sector. food trucks also activate public spaces including our sidewalks. the food truck movement is important and has very broad popular support in san francisco, as you can see by the long lines at many of our food truck establishments. over a year ago i got involved in this issue for a number of reasons. we were seeing an escalating conflict between food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants
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with a lot of appeals of food truck permits. it was becoming chaotic add uncertain for brick and mortar and food trucks. so i got involved in order to foster some compromise where we could move forward. i convened a working group with a goal of treating everyone fairly. in addition we were encountering a situation where there are -- san francisco where food trucks are not allowed. if a college or hospital campus happens to be located in a residentially zoned area you can't put a food truck on that campus. in addition this board enacted a number of years ago a rule that for public middle schools and high schools you cannot have a food truck within 1500 feet or about three blocks of that school, although well intentioned that cutoff certain neighborhoods most extremely the mission from having food trucks on streets.
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so i worked closely with the school district, with food advocates, as well as our brick and mortar restaurant establishment and off the grid to craft legislation to address these issues. and this legislation -- or these three pieces of legislation will do that in several ways. first, with respect to our public schools, the buffer around public schools will be reduced from middle schools from 1500 feet to 500 feet, given that all middle school campuses are closed and students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch. for high schools, depending on the high school, either 750 or 1,000 feet. second, regarding the tension between brick and mortar and food trucks, food trucks will have to be positioned at least 50 feet from any brick and mortar restaurant so you don't have a situation where a food truck pulls up directly in front of a brick and mortar restaurant
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and has that competition where the brick and mortar has been there a long time, invested in the neighborhood. will improve noticing provisions around the granting of permits. in addition, the legislation i previously introduced to allow medical or hospital and college campuses in residential areas to have food trucks on their campus that will move forward. finally, dpw has had a hard time enforcing its permits against food trucks that are operating either in violation of their dpw permit, or without a permit at all. dpw citations are very hard to enforce. you typically have to go to court. so i'm introducing an amendment to the transportation code that will allow parking control officers, employed by mta to cite food trucks that are in violation of the public works code, and that citation can be enforced directly against the vehicle. so enforcement will be much
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easier. colleagues, i think that these three pieces of legislation, taken together, will significantly improve san francisco's regulatory approach to food trucks, will allow food trucks to thrive and serve all areas of san francisco, while -- our brick and mortar restaurants fairly and recognizing the importance of protecting the school lunch program and i look forward to the dialogue around this legislation. and the rest i submit. >> clerk calvillo: president chiu. >> president chiu: submit. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: i want to take an opportunity to thank a number of folks, specifically the police department, members of the police station, and mission station, as well as violence prevention workers who have been working for the last week and a half, on a number of things in the mission district, and we've had a number of events in the last few days, beginning
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of course with the celebration of the giant's victory, and then on that same day, we had halloween in the mission, and then two days later, we had dia de los muertos. i just want to thank the police officers at mission station for all the work that they have done in the last few days to keep our neighborhood safe. i also want to thank the violence prevention workers from the community response network and other organizations that have also been out on the street working with the police department to keep our neighborhood safe. i just want to thank them for a relatively quiet time in the last two days in the mission. the rest i submit. >> clerk calvillo: thank you. supervisor elsbernd. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you, madam clerk. today, i'm introducing, after 78 years of a decision that i think
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was made inappropriately by the city, a settlement that will let the city take a look at -- have a good public process and look at what the highest and best use of 14 acres of pristine lakeside land can be at lake merced. as you know the city has been in a rather difficult position with the pacific rod and gun club at lake merced. after many months, some extent years of debate with the gun club i'm pleased to bring forward a settlement that the gun club has agreed to, that will set in place a process by which the rod and gun club will largely be exiting the premises, and much more importantly, be participating in the environmental clean up that needs to be done. for decades the work -- not the work, the activity that happened at the rod and gun club caused significant environmental damage to lake merced, by some estimates over $10 million and
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thankfully the settlement reached by the city attorney and the puc of the rod and gun club will be participating in the cleanup cost. so i'm pleased to bring this forward, pleased we're finally bringing in i won't say conclusion to the process but beginning the final steps in ending that use out there, and finally allowing the public to have a discussion that i think the public has wanted to have for decades is a rod and gun club truly the highest and best use of 14 acres of land and city and county of san francisco particularly over that beautiful lake. and that's my submission. >> clerk calvillo: thank you, supervisor. mr. president, seeing no other names on the roster that concludes roll call for introductions. >> president chiu: thank you. why don't we go to general public comment. >> clerk calvillo: the next item on the agenda is the opportunity for the public to comment generally for up to two minutes on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board, including those items on the adoption without
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reference to committee calendar. please note that public comment is not allowed on those items which have already been subject to public comment by a board committee. speakers using translation assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time to testify. if a member of the public would like a document to be displayed on the overhead projector state such and -- >> president chiu: thank you. our first speaker. >> good afternoon. stop the corporate rape of our public library, don't give money to the friends of the library, don't accept money from the friends of the library. people are finally starting to realize how destructive the corporate influence on our public institution has become. people are also starting to recognize how fragile our democracy really is. one of the values of the corporations is that there is never accountability because it might interfere with profit. one of the values of democracy is that there has to be accountability or the people have no power.
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the values of the united states used to be that it belonged to the people. now, what we see, over and over again in our society, is the mechanisms that subvert democracy to protect and promote the interest of private money. most people recognize, at least in the abstract, that there are virtues of open government that are worth more than the few pennies of a corporate donation. if we want democracy, we need open institutions of knowledge that allow access to the truth. these institutions of knowledge are sunshine in government, a free press, and just as importantly, public libraries. it is no accident that the san francisco public library is the worst example of the privatization and subverting of democracy that we see everywhere. once our institutions become a private income stream the private money wants power and exclusiveness. the fa